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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Mathews County Resources During COVID-19

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Mathews County Resources for COVID-19

I need help staying in my home.

Residents can apply for SNAP by calling 1-855-635-4370 or apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

Or contact Mathews Social Services at 804-725-7192 and they can mail you an application for SNAP.

Hands Across Mathews (HAM) distributes food every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 PM but you must complete an application to be approved. Contact Mathews Social Services and they will complete one for you over the phone. If you are already receiving SNAP, you are approved for food distribution with (HAM).

Helping the Homeless (Big Green Bus) distributes food every other Tuesday starting on April 21st from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the empty parking lot next to Hardee’s in Gloucester (in front of Ollies and Tractor Supply). Open to Gloucester and Mathews Residents. Helping the Homeless (Big Green Bus) also distributes already cooked meals and other items such as food, toiletries and breakfast bags every Saturday night at Mathews Laundromat at 7:30 PM

Living Waters Church located at 2061 Windsor Road in Dutton, distributes food on the last Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

I am worried I have Coronavirus.

Contact your regular medical provider and follow their advice. If you do not have a regular medical provider, contact Med Express Urgent Care in Gloucester at 804- 824-9962 or Velocity Urgent Care at 804-381-4361. If you are having difficulty breathing, please contact 911. Three Rivers Health District has an information line set up to answer your questions 804-313-1638.

I am a senior or disabled individual who needs help at home.

Contact Mathews Department of Social Services at 804-725-7192 who can make referrals for Meals on Wheels, Companion Care or Bay Aging.

Contact Bay Aging for the Helping Neighbors Program 800-493-0238.

I need shelter.

Contact Mathews Social Services at 804-725-7192. Contact the GUEST Shelter at 804-792-5046.

Evictions will not be executed in Virginia through April 26, according to the court system. Therefore, you will not be evicted for not paying your rent. Your landlord cannot legally force you out of your home without an eviction. If your landlord is threatening to do so, call 1-800-944-6624Legal Aid. If you have received your economic stimulus money or tax refund, you should use that money to pay towards your rent and power. Just because evictions are not taking place, does not mean that you do not owe the money to your landlord. Just because Dominion Energy is not issuing cut off notices, does not mean you will not owe the money for your power.

Someone is making me feel unsafe in my home.

Call 911. This is an emergency, even if you know them well. Call Avalon at 757-258-5051 for 24-hour help.

To report child or adult abuse or neglect, contact Mathews Social Services Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 804-725-7192. Outside of those hours, for child abuse/neglect call 1-800-552-7096.

Outside of those hours, for adult abuse/neglect call 1- 888-832-3858

I have lost some or all of my income because of the Coronavirus.

To apply for unemployment benefits call 1-866-832- 2363 or apply online at www.vec.virginia.gov

I need medical insurance.

To apply for Medicaid call 1-855-242-8282 or apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

If you need an application mailed to you, please call Mathews Department of Social Services at 804-725- 7192

I need supplies for my baby/child.

Contact the Mathews Health Department regarding WIC at 804-725-7131 to obtain formula and other food for your child.

Contact Mathews Social Services at 804-725-7192 regarding other needs for your baby/child.

I am looking for emotional support

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